EAH Water Soundscape Composition Contest invites composers and sound artists to submit soundscape compositions up to a maximum of 10 minutes to be included in the touring European Acoustic Heritage exhibition and accompanying multimedia book. Entries are open to professional or amateur composers/sound artists until 13 August 2012.
European Acoustic Heritage project. The project is aimed at discovering and enhancing the soundscapes in Europe, the different soundings and listenings that make up the real and imaginary world and the personality of places and environments contributing to sonic cultural heritage. Ten compositions will be chosen for the final round and the winning three and the winner of the audience vote will be installed and played at the EAH travelling exhibition starting from Galleria Nottbeck in Tampere, Finland and proceeding to France, Belgium and finally Spain during 2012-2013.
The theme of the contest is water.
Historically civilizations were built close to water and water sounds defined acoustic communities, as pointed out in the first large scale study on European soundscapes (Five Village Soundscapes 1977/2009). Along the themed Water Sound Map of the project the competitors are encouraged to reflect on soundscapes involving water in Europe. It can be audible in which ever form, as rain, river, fountains, harbours. As ice, freezing or melting or as steam. Or as sewers, a cup of tea or a swimming pool, ect. The composers are encouraged to share their sonic knowledge of cultures and contexts of water and imagine acoustic heritage in Europe invoking different listenings of soundscapes.